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  • PRO Chess League Week 3: The Critical Showdowns

    NM SamCopeland Jan 25, 2017, 1:45 AM

    With a staggering 480 players and more than 150 grandmasters currently playing, the PRO Chess League is expanding as word of mouth spreads and new free agents and local players sign up to do battle for their teams...

  • PRO Chess League Official Rules

    PROChessLeague Jan 10, 2017, 1:28 PM

    PRO Chess League Rules as of 1/31/2017: A. Eligibility and Team Makeup   A.1. Team rosters A lineup is the four players you are using each match. A roster is the total list of players you have...

  • Why You Lose To Weaker Players

    IM Silman Dec 21, 2016, 3:41 PM

    Asmara the Cat wrote: I have a problem and I hope you can help me. My problem is that I don’t know how to defeat bad players (well, I’m not so good, but players who play worse than me). In real life,...

  • 2017 PRO Chess League: Teams

    PROChessLeague Jan 8, 2017, 3:56 PM

    We are proud to welcome 48 teams, over 400 players and over 100 grandmasters to this inaugural season of the PRO Chess League! Listed here are all of the team rosters in rating order as well as links to social media...

  • The Perfect Opening For The Lazy Student

    GM Ginger_GM Dec 5, 2016, 3:37 PM

    During the last five years or so, most of the time that I have spent on chess has been devoted to creating things that have helped other players improve: videos, books, articles, courses and whatever else comes...

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  • US Amateur Team East Championship

    anon23547 Feb 25, 2017, 7:30 PM

    INTRODUCTION I played in the USATE championship in Parsippany, New Jersey from February 18-20. It was a 4-member team tournament consisting of 6 rounds of classical games with time control of 2 hours for the first...

  • My Experience with the English Opening

    KingRook05 Feb 25, 2017, 4:57 AM

    Now, this is an opening that I hated because of the fact that it was just unusual and you would lose quickly if you play it. But, after a while, I study the opening because I just feel that my openings are very...

  • Attitude

    Ziryab Feb 24, 2017, 10:07 AM

    Attitude   Win with grace. Lose with dignity.Susan Polgar During morning coffee today, I reviewed three games on Chessgames.com, then played a single blitz game. When the blitz game began, I spoke my opponent's...

  • Tehran WWCh, QF: Top seed Ju Wenjun out by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Feb 24, 2017, 8:44 AM

    Ju Wenjun will not become Women’s World Champion in the next two weeks after 9th seed and her Chinese compatriot Tan Zhongyi knocked her out 1.5:0.5 in the quarterfinals. She will get a chance to play a match against...

  • Tehran WWCh, QF: Top seed Ju Wenjun out by Colin McGourty

    sontu1296 Feb 24, 2017, 8:37 AM

    Ju Wenjun will not become Women’s World Champion in the next two weeks after 9th seed and her Chinese compatriot Tan Zhongyi knocked her out 1.5:0.5 in the quarterfinals. She will get a chance to play a match...

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  • Mamedyarov Beats So; Carlsen's Gnomes Eke Into PRO Playoffs

    NM SamCopeland Feb 23, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Wesley So lost his first game (excluding blitz) since his defeat by Carlsen in Bilbao last summer. In a game-of-the-week candidate, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov tapped into the game's chaos more efficiently than...

  • Chess Week - Overview

    Atomic_Rift Feb 16, 2017, 5:15 PM

    Hello ARC! Atomic_Rift here and today I want to tell you about the upcoming "Chess Week" as I call it. As an online chess club and as your leader, I feel that it is my duty to provide for you not just Team Matches...

  • Controversy, Few Surprises In Women's World Champs Round 1

    IM JovankaHouska Feb 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

    Even before a single move had been played over the chessboard, the 2017 women’s world championship knockout is riddled in controversy. Originally, the world championship was scheduled to be held at the end...

  • Carlsen Wants Revenge: PRO Chess Week 6

    FM MikeKlein Feb 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

    World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen has won many major events Chess.com has organized. Last year he won the Blitz Battle Championship, then just last week he shared first in his first-ever appearance in Titled...

  • New Speed Chess Championship To Feature 16 Top Players

    IM DanielRensch Feb 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

    The 2017 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship will seed 16 players into an elimination bracket for Chess.com's biggest annual tournament, with the first round of matches starting in May 2017. A total of...

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